Fifteen young people participated in the garden rejuvenation project at Egerton House Care Home.The NCS programme this summer urged participants to get involved in the social action project. The programme gave one group of fifteen young people the opportunity to plan and execute the rejuvenation of the Egerton House Care Home garden. As a group they were faced with a week to plan and zero budget to execute the task. However, the determination of the group led to a source of funding in order to deliver a successful project.
NCS in collaboration with RUCST would like to give a special thanks to Councillors Pat Michael, Barry Kay, and Kath Sims for their financial contributions to the social action project. This contribution has also led to the care home giving a financial donation. Also, special thanks to Local Businesses such as, Tesco and Cooks Pet Shop for their contribution.
The rejuvenation project lasted a week as the group transformed a bland garden into a vibrant and tranquil atmosphere. The project was a beneficial activity which encouraged skills development among participants. Such skills included teamwork, communication and organisational skills.
The garden transformation included:
• pond construction
• repainting the fences
• planting flowers with the care home residents
The project has inspired the group of young people to remain volunteers with the responsibility to maintain condition of the garden.
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